Tucson, AZ 85719
About Tucson Surveying & Mapping LLC
Welcome to Tucson Surveying & Mapping LLC!
Tucson Surveying & Mapping LLC has been providing our clients with quality Land Surveying and Civil Engineering in Southern Arizona since 1915. We are located in the heart of Tucson near Grant & Tucson Boulevard. We provide all types of Surveys from Residential to Commercial ALTA, including photogrammetry.
Tucson Surveying & Mapping has been providing our clients with quality surveys in Southern Arizona since 1915. We specialize in boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, lot splits, aerial mapping, as-built surveys, custom home layouts, elevation certificates and topographic surveys. When you choose Tucson Surveying & Mapping, all phases of the survey process, from the research to the field work to the Results of Survey drawing, will be performed by a registered land surveyor.
Tucson Surveying & Mapping utilizes modern land surveying equipment to perform the field portion of the survey process. Our technology includes Differential Real-Time Kinematic GPS, Robotic Total Stations and Unmanned Aerial Systems or UAS. We utilize Carlson Survey and Design software to prepare all of our Results of Survey drawings, which is essentially a final report of the survey in a map format.
Insurance coverage is not a requirement and amazingly, many survey firms don’t carry it! For your piece of mind, Tucson Surveying & Mapping LLC carries bothGeneral Liability Insurance and Professional Liability Insurance, also referred to as Errors & Omissions Insurance.
Tucson Surveying & Mapping has been providing land surveying services for 100 years making us the oldest, continuously operated, land surveying firm in Tucson.
It all began in 1915 with a civil engineer named T.N. Stevens. Back in those days, civil engineers performed land surveys, and Stevens certainly performed his share. Stevens was not only a civil engineer, but also a Mineral Surveyor and a U.S. Deputy Surveyor. Unfortunately, there is no readily available “written history”of T.N Stevens, but a letterhead from 1953 confirms he established this firm in 1915. Through careful examination of his land survey records, we know that he operated his firm under the names T.N. Stevens, T.N. Stevens and Associates and Stevens, Pafford and Associates. The oldest Stevens survey drawing in our files is dated 1918, although there are several drawings without dates, that may predate 1918.
In 1959, a Mining Engineer from Wisconsin came to Tucson and bought Stevens’ interest in the firm. That Mining Engineer was John H. Stitzer, and the name was changed to Stitzer, Pafford and Associates. John soon obtained both a Civil Engineering and a Land Surveying license. Over the next 25 years, the firm name changed several times as partners came and went, but the quality of surveying services only got better. The better quality surveying resulted in a reputation enjoyed by only a handful of surveying firms in Tucson’s history.
During John’s tenure with the firm, a young surveyor from Washington joined the team. Bill Johnson was that young surveyor and he came on board in in 1976. In 1982, Bill became a partner under the firm name of SJV and Associates. Bill continued the tradition of providing quality surveying services in southern Arizona. His efforts and those of his associates, kept the reputation of the firm as one of the most competent in Tucson. During his tenure, Bill acquired the private survey records of several Tucson surveyors, including Sidney Kain, Fritz Rollins and Tom Luckow. This has resulted in a private collection of over eleven thousand survey records. Bill was with the firm for 38 years and decided to retire in 2014.
In 2014, Steve McLain acquired the survey portion of SJV and Associates, and Tucson Surveying & Mapping was born. Steve is a second generation Land Surveyor, and a fourth generation Arizonan. He began his surveying career in 1985 and obtained his Land Surveying license in 1996. His surveying career included apprenticeship under several Tucson surveyors including Tom Luckow and G.W. McLain. G.W. McLain was considered by many of his peers as the consummate boundary surveyor. The Arizona Association of Professional Land Surveyors named their outstanding achievement award in his honor.
Steve has all the experience and expertise necessary to continue the legacy started 100 years ago. He will uphold the highest standard of both quality service, and attention to detail. Utilizing GPS, a Robotic Total Station and a UAV, Steve will personally perform every aspect of the surveys provided by Tucson Surveying & Mapping. With over eleven thousand survey records at our fingertips, Tucson Surveying & Mapping can utilize historical records simply not available to our competitors.
- Land Surveying
- Boundary Retracement Survey
- Topographic Survey
- Lot Split, Parcel Split, Mino Land Division
- Elevation Certificate
- American Express
Using the boundary survey as its base, 3D points are located on the site and a surface model is prepared. The surface model is utilized to create a contour map illustrating the ground form in 2D. This is the type of survey that would normally be needed for the construction of a new building or an addition to an existing building. On larger parcels, we may utilize our Unmanned Aerial System or UAS and perform an aerial survey to determine the topography.
To learn more, call Tucson Surveying & Mapping today. 520-882-9392